The Daily Populous

Friday June 26th, 2020 evening edition

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A Buffalo man seen in cell phone video being punched in the head repeatedly by a Buffalo police officer plans to sue the city, the police department, the police commissioner and both officers involved in his arrest.

An attorney representing Quentin Suttles, 30, has filed a notice of claim in State Supreme Court.

Suttles claims Buffalo Police Officers Ronald Ammerman and Michael Scheu used excessive force when they pulled him over and arrested him on May 10.

The arrest, which was caught on a bystander's cell phone video and police body cams, shows one of the officers punching Suttles in the head repeatedly while he is on the ground.

The claim also accuses the city, the police department and Buffalo Police Commissioner Byron Lockwood of not properly training officers in use of force and not providing adequate supervision of their actions.

"While conducting pat down, searched defendant did push off vehicle and fight with officers," the police report states.

Both officers remain on duty with the Buffalo Police Department. »

Female genital mutilation: Report shows 68,000 victims in Germany

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The amount of women and girls in Germany who have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM) has increased to 68,000, the families minister announced Thursday.

"Female genital mutilation is serious violation of human rights and an archaic crime that violates girls' and women's right to physical integrity and sexual self-determination," Minister Franziska Giffey told reporters.

The World Health Organization estimates that around 200 million women and children around the world have undergone female genital cutting. »

Farewell to privacy: Lindsay Graham unveils a bill that would make encryption useless

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It also puts the terrorists and criminals on notice that they will no longer be able to hide behind technology to cover their tracks.".

Salon spoke with cybersecurity experts, all of whom agreed that the proposed legislation threatens civil liberties and could have unintended consequences.

"Anytime you weaken encryption, you weaken it in terms of the cybersecurity of the system itself and the product itself. »

Country at war with COVID-19 sees rising concerns over virus: POLL

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A majority of Americans, 56%, conclude that the country's moving too quickly to reopen, while only 15% say it’s moving too slowly and 29% believe the country is moving at about the right pace.

On reopening the country, an overwhelming 81% of Democrats believe the country is moving too quickly to reopen while Republicans are more divided.

Just over four in 10 say the country is moving at about the right pace, while 28% and 29% say the country is moving too quickly and too slowly, respectively. »

Trump Can’t Name One Thing He’d Prioritize if Re-elected

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Fox News’ Sean Hannity teed one up for the president during a Thursday interview that was filled with simple, leading questions.

What’s at stake in this election as you compare and contrast, and what is one of your top priority items for a second term?”.

“Well, one of the things that will be really great, you know, the word experience is still good,” Trump said while turning to the audience. »